The Minors. Enns loses a tough one.


Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 1-0. Dietrich Enns 6 IP: 1 R. Between AA/AAA , he is 11-4, 1.77 this year. He is a 25 year old LHP. He and Chance Adams at AA have had excellent seasons. OF Jose Rosario had two of SWB’s five hits.

AA: Trenton won 3-1. Ronald Herrera 6 1/3 shutout innings pitched. C Kyle Higashioka 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2 hits for CF Dustin Fowler.

High A: Tampa won 2-1. SS Gleyber Torres 2 doubles.

Low A: Charleston won 3-1. Angelo Gomez 1 R, 2 H, 6 IP. 3B Mandy Alvarez double, solo HR. OF Alexander Palma 2 hits, rbi.

Game 102. Nova fails as trade rumors swirl.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

In the past few years, the Yankees lost Robbie Cano and David Robertson to free agency, and got nothing in return for their losses. It’s one reason they traded free-agent-to-be Aroldis Chapman this past week.

Ivan Nova hits the free agent market this off-season, and with the qualifying offer expected to be about $16.7 MM, and Nova not worth that, you can expect him to hit the market. Thus, Nova’s name has been mentioned in trade rumors, and it’s rumored that the Yanks are actively shopping him.

Nova didn’t help his trade value Friday night, though, as the Yanks lost to the last-place Rays, 5-1. The loss drops the Yanks to 52-50.

Whether the rumors affected Nova, who knows.

Nova gave up a homer to the first batter in the first inning, and another to the cleanup hitter. Four batters in, two homers, down 2-0. He was knocked out in the fifth after giving up a run in the third, two more in the fifth.

Chad Green kept it there but the Yanks’ offense was silent.

The Yanks’ only run came on an RBI single by Mark Teixeira.

Nova (L, 7-6, 4.90) 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 3 walks, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Green 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 walks, 5 K. 4.56.

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The major league Yankees were off today.

AAA: SWB was off too.

AA: Trenton won 6-1. Jordan Montgomery 6 1/3 IP, 1 UNEARNED run. SS Cito Culver triple, HR, 3 RBI. C Kyle Higashioka 2 hits, double, rbi. 2b Abiatal Avelino double, 2 rbi.

High A: Tampa won 5-1. Josh Rogers 6  shutout IP. 2B Jorge Mateo, double, rbi. Gleyber Torres, 2 hits, rbi. 3 hits, Trey Amburgey. Connor Spencer 3 for 3 , rbi. Wes Wilson 2 rbi.

Low A: Charleston won 1-0. A combined one-hit shutout. Luis Cedeno 7 IP, 1 H, 9 K. Ricardo Ferreira 2 hits.

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AAA: SWB won 6-0. Brady Lail 7 IP, 3 H. OF Ben Gamel 2 RBI. DH Tyler Austin 3 hits, solo HR.

AA: Trenton won 10-6. OF Dustin Fowler triple, HR, 3 RBI. 2B Cito Culver 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 2 hits, 2 RBI OF Mike O’Neill. SS Tyler Wade 2 hits, rbi.

High A: Tampa won 2-0. Domingo Acevedo six IP. 2 hits, rbi 1B Kevin Cornelius.

Low A: Charleston was off.

Game 101. Astros beat Yanks, 4-1.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

There is a difference when Masahiro Tanaka goes on four days rest or gets an extra day, and that difference is stark. Wednesday night, on four days rest, he was off and the Yanks lost 4-1 to Houston.

When he gets that extra day, he’s lights out.

Tanaka gave up a run in the second, after he walked back-to-back batters to help put himself into trouble. He gave up three runs in the third, highlighted by a 2-run HR by Colby Rasmus.

The Yanks’ only run came via Brian McCann’s 15th HR of the season, hit in the fourth inning.

The Yanks managed just five hits and struck out 15x.

Tanaka (L, 7-3, 3.16) 5 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 2 walks, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Warren 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 5.75 combined ERA (Cubs/Yanks)
Severino 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 3 K. 7.05

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Yankee Stadium Frieze

Already, the DP combo the Yanks have at Tampa now, with the newly acquired Torres at SS and Mateo at 2B, is being discussed and regarded highly.

One scout thinks Torres is the Yanks’ SS of the future (with Didi being a super-utility guy or traded) with Mateo the 2B (he didn’t speak of Castro). We’ll see what the future holds. There could be a whole new infield, what with the now injured Greg Bird at 1B and with Miguel Andujar opening eyes at 3B for Trenton.

Another writeup mentioned Chance Adams, RHP at Trenton, as being the best unknown jewel in the minors. Hopefully some of these kids really make it and produce for the Yanks in a few years.

OF Jake Skole was released to make room for Torres.

AAA: SWB swept a DH to go to 66-38.

Regularly scheduled game: 3-2 win. Just promoted Vincente Campos 1 R in 5 IP.  Gary Sanchez 2 doubles.

Makeup of 7/25 rainout: SWB won 3-0 in 7 innings.  Luis Cessa CG 4-hit shutout.2 hits Mason Williams, 2 hits and an RBI for Sanchez, 2 RBI Donovan Solano, 2 hits Pete Kozma.

AA: Trenton (63-40) won 15-4. The aforementioned Adams was off, 3 R in 5 1/3, but in 20 starts this year between Tampa and Trenton, is 11-0,  2.53. For his minor league career, the soon-to-be-22-year-old is 14-1, 2.34. Mark Payton 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 hits, 4 RBI Cito Culver. Lane Adams 3 for 3 with 2 walks.  Mike Ford 3 hits. Kyle Higashioka 2 rbi. Tyler Wade 3 hits. Dustin Fowler 2 RBI. A great night offensively, all around.

High A: As mentioned, Torres at SS, Mateo at 2B. Tampa (58-43) won 9-1. James Reeves 6 Ip, 1 R, 2 H. Kevin Cornelius 3 hits, double, HR, 4 RBI. 3 hits, rbi, Thairo Estrada. 2 hits Zack Zehner.

Low A: Charleston (56-44) won 10-2. Daris Vargas 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H. 3 hits, 2 HR, 5 RBI Kane Sweeney. Jhalen Jackson 3 hits, 2 doubles, HR, 2 RBI. HR, 2 RBI Hoy Jun Park.

Game 100. Yanks beat Houston, 6-3.

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The Yanks got to four games over .500 with a 6-3 win over Houston Tuesday night. After 100 games, they are 52-48.

The Yanks’ pitchers gave up three HRs, but thank goodness, they were all solo ones.

Houston got on the board first, in the first inning, on a HR by Marwin Gonzalez to go up 1-0.

The Yanks got two in the second when Brian McCann singled, and was doubled to third by Mark Teixeira. Didi Gregorius hit a SF for one run, and Chase Headley singled in the other.

In the third, the Yanks made it 3-1. Carlos Beltran singled, Mark Teixeira walked, and Starlin Castro singled in a run.

The Yanks broke it open in the fifth. McCann was HBP, and Teixeira singled. After a groundout moved the runners up, Castro was intentionally walked to load the bases for a hopeful DP. Instead, Headley got a SF to make it 4-1, and Aaron Hicks came through with a 2-run triple to make it 6-1.

Evan Gattis hit a HR off of CC in the seventh to cut it to 6-2, and Gonzalez hit his second HR of the game, this one off of Anthony Swarzak, to make it the final score of 6-3.

To make room for Adam Warren, the Yanks sent down Chasen Shreve. When Severino came up, he replaced Chapman, and Green replaced Goody. So a lot of bullpen moves lately.

Sabathia (w, 6-8, 3.95) 6 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 walks, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Swarzak 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 3 K. 4.58  Gave up 1 HR
Betances (H, 27) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 walks, 2.50
Miller (S, 9) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 1.39.

There are rumors of another deal, this one possibly involving Ivan Nova.